Cher didn’t mean it when she called out twerking Miley Cyrus; she was just trying to promote her new album. At least that’s how Cher explained it on her Twitter account yesterday — after her followers dragged her unmercifully for telling told USA Today Miley “can’t dance,” and “her body looked like hell.”

Cher’s fans took offense to the senior citizen ripping a troubled young lady who just lost the finest man in all the land to another woman.

Cher saw the error in her tweets when she took to Twitter to half apologize to Miley.

“I’m a little ashamed,” Cher tweeted yesterday. “I didn’t keep my big Opinionated mouth shut…. What I should have said (is) ‘I didn’t like (the performance) that much, but she’s Pushing The Envelope, being an ARTIST. She’s talented, & DIDNT COMMIT A FELONY. But somehow my ego had 2 get ITS 2 CENTS IN!”

She added: “WE’RE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT. Ps this is Not an apology 4 what I Thought,its a Reminder,that if I don’t practice my principles,I loose Them”

Well, at least she’s honest. Cher was on the receiving end of very harsh criticism in the 1970s when she couldn’t dance (or sing) and her body looked like hell. Maybe she was having flashbacks?